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My twin sister, Pauline, had stage 4 breast cancer. When news like that hits you, it\u2019s a shock for everyone. It certainly was for her, and also for us, her family.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EAnd yet there had been signs, for several months, signs that something wasn\u2019t right. Even so, Pauline ignored them. Out of denial and out of fear for sure. Fear can paralyze us. When she finally consulted her doctor, it was too late. The cancer was already well established. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EWhat do you do when your twin sister is struck down with stage 4 breast cancer, an incurable cancer? How do you react? First of all, you want to help her. It was important for me, but also for my brother and sisters, that she be well supported, that we would take care of her and that we would do everything possible so that she was not alone in this terrible situation. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EInitially, once we got the diagnosis, Pauline wanted to fight. She had chemotherapy to try to slow the cancer down. Unfortunately, a scan showed us that the cancer had a number of metastases in her brain. Like the holes you find in Swiss cheese, the cancer had spread into her head. From that time on, Pauline did not want to take on extensive treatments, which would not change the inevitable. She refused radiation therapy. As her brother and sisters, this was a difficult decision. We wanted to respect our sister\u2019s choices but at the same time, we also wanted to keep her with us for as long as possible. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003ESupporting a person at the end of their life is a challenge that can test our limits. Nobody reacts the same way when faced with death. We want to feel useful. We want to help. We want the end of life experience for this person we love so much to be a calm one. But we also felt so helpless. What we learned was that it\u2019s important to respect the person, to be there for them and to listen without judgement. And that\u2019s what we did, my family and I. We surrounded Pauline with our presence, our affection and our love, supporting her throughout her journey with this disease.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EEight months after receiving this terrible diagnosis, after putting up a hard fight, Pauline left us. My sister, my twin for 60 years was gone. I felt a permanent absence, a feeling of emptiness and immense solitude. The only consolation was knowing that Pauline was supported by our family throughout her illness. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EToday and every day for the past 6 years, I light a candle in her memory.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EWe should never ignore a doubt, a concern, or the appearance of an abnormality in our breast. When caught early, breast cancer can be treated. When it reaches stage 4, as with Pauline, the diagnosis is terminal. That is why the public needs to be aware of this harsh \u003Cnobr\u003Ereality \u2013 breast\u003C\/nobr\u003E cancer still kills. We need to talk about it and help women obtain treatment options that meet their needs. This may be the only thing we can do in memory of the ones who have left us.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E That is why I\u2019m adding my voice to this campaign, to finally bring the realities of other sisters, mothers or girlfriends out of the shadows.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E \u003C\/div\u003E \u003C\/div\u003E\n \u003C\/div\u003E\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\u0022item-list\u0022\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli class=\u0022first\u0022\u003E\u003Ca href=\u0022\/pfe_user_story\/ajax\/24\u0022 class=\u0022use-ajax prev\u0022 title=\u0022\u0022\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\n\u003Cli class=\u0022last\u0022\u003E\u003Ca href=\u0022\/pfe_user_story\/ajax\/20\u0022 class=\u0022use-ajax next\u0022 title=\u0022\u0022\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\n\u003C\/ul\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E"}]